TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS by Brooks Atkinson

TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Over the last few years well known former drama critic Brooks Atkinson has been writing for the Times a twice-a-week Critic At Large Column; in book form now the collected chit chats provide some socio-cultural canapes from and about the land of plenty for the pipe-smoking, garden-clubbing 40-plus set. Among the Atkinson knick-knacks: fussing over funnymen Wodehouse, Behan, Perelman; oses for Cather, Wharton, Faulkner (no less loved, however, are Rodgers and Hammerstein); visits to the Hudson, the Hayden planetarium and San Juan's lady mayor; an evening at The Players with an ecstatic Arthur Miller; cries in civilization as well as a crisis in bird watching: ""In July the bobolinks stopped singing and started South""; sundry sentiments about Shaw and Shakespeare, the Birchers (""they convince one another of the impossible like members of the American Communist Party"") and the New English Bible translation (""it sounds like a television commercial""). Pleasant, painless on-the-train reading.

Publisher: Random House